17 Chinese Nationals Arrested For Curfew Violation In Makati City
MAKATI CITY – 17 Chinese nationals were recently arrested inside a bar in Makati City for violating the curfew amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Makati Police Assistant Chief of Police for Operations (ACOPO) Major Tyronne Valenzona said that the foreigners were drinking inside the Xiaolongkhan Restobar found in Barangay Pio Del Pilar in the city at 12:30 AM, according to a report from Manila Bulletin.
“The Chinese national were all inebriated. Imagine, it is already 12:30 and they are still drinking liquor,”
“This is a clear violation of the city’s curfew ordinance only allowing such establishment to operate until 12 a.m.,”
Local Police Investigation Unit chief Captain Danilo Oamil said that the foreigners were also not complying with physical distancing inside the bar.
The local Public Safety Department (PSD) issued P1, 000 citation tickets to each of the arrested foreigners.
“They were set free after getting citation tickets and stern warning from us. The bar owner and the manager were also given a stern warning,”
The police operation followed after they received a tip that the bar was operating even during curfew hours, Valenzona said.
“We conducted a surveillance for two weeks and we confirmed that they were operating until 3 a.m. Most of their customers are Chinese nationals,”
The city currently has recorded 233 active cases of COVID-19, based on the report.
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